SOCIAL COMPETENCES AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE OF FUTURE PE TEACHERS
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The aim of the study is to establish the level of social competences and emotional intelligence amongst future P.E. teachers. The method of diagnostic survey is applied and the Questionnaire of Social Competences (SCQ) and the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (INTE) – which is a Polish adaptation of a tool by Nicola S. Schutte et al. – are used in the study. The research was conducted in April and November 2012. The researched were 1st and the 2nd level students of the teaching specialisation of the Faculty of Physical Education, the UPE in Warsaw. Their total number was 156 – 70 women and 86 men aged 20-27. It was found that the women had a higher level of social competences in the field of dealing with personal situations and the men had a higher level of social competences in situations requiring assertiveness. The women had a higher rate of emotional intelligence. No differences were found in rates of the researched persons' social competences and emotional intelligence regarding the level of studies. It was found that the respondents had a higher rate of social competences and the same rate of emotional intelligence in comparison with the results of the standardizing research. Conclusions 1. Significant differences exist between the women and the men researched in the field of abilities for building social relationships. The women are more inclined to base those relations on intimacy and the men – on assertiveness. 2. There is a need to stimulate the development of PE teachers' social competences and emotional intelligence during the stage of university studies and after starting professional activity. Natural social training in the work environment and standard activities during studies seem insufficient for development of these kinds of predispositions.
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